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Joan Combellick

Assistant Professor; Co-Director, Midwifery Department

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Joan Combellick, PhD, MPH, MSN, CNM

Patient Care Location

Mailing Address

  • School of Nursing

    400 West Campus Drive

    Orange, CT 06477

    United States


Dr. Combellick is a certified nurse midwife and graduate of the Yale School of Nursing midwifery program. In addition to a Masters in Nursing degree from Yale, she holds a Masters in Global Public Health degree from New York University and a PhD from New York University Rory Meyers College of Nursing. Her program of practice-based research includes her doctoral dissertation which investigated the impact of common birth interventions on the neonate's microbiome. Dr. Combellick completed the Advanced Women's Health Fellowship at the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) in West Haven, CT. In her post doctoral work she has investigated the relationship between mental health conditions and reproductive health outcomes, and the midwifery model of care. She is currently working at the VHA on severe maternal morbidity and mortality among Veterans who use VHA maternity benefits. She is an assistant professor at Yale School of Nursing and the Co-Director of the midwifery specialty. She also works at Yale New Haven Hospital as part of the Yale Midwifery Faculty Practice.

Education & Training

  • Advanced Women's Health Fellow
    VA CT Healthcare System (2019)
  • PhD
    New York University, Nursing (2017)
  • MPH
    New York University, Global Public Health/Epidemiology (2011)
  • MSN
    Yale University, School of Nursing (1993)

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